The greatest asset of every successful organization is its people. The Quesnel Community Foundation is no exception.
Bob attended the University of Victoria and BC Institute of Technology before going to work in the pulp and paper industry. He and his wife Eileen moved to Quesnel in 1972 for the startup of Cariboo Pulp and Paper Company. He held several positions and was Technical Manager when he retired in 2008.
Volunteer experience includes many years as a coach, manager and executive with the Quesnel Minor Hockey Association, 18 years with the City of Quesnel's Environmental Advisory Committee, Board member and President of the Bowron Lake Enhancement Society, Board member and President of the Quesnel and District Hospice Palliative Care Association.
Bob has two grown sons, two daughters-in-law and four grand-kids. He enjoys golfing and camping in the summer and curling and watching his grandsons play hockey in the winter.
Mary and her husband Butch have resided in Quesnel for over 40 years and have 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Mary is a former Licensed Practical Nurse and owner of Mary's Gifts for 18 years prior to serving 15 years on Quesnel City Council including 9 years as City Councilor and 6 years as Mayor. While serving with Local Government, Mary was elected to the North Central Local Government Association and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities as Director and President and is a Life Member of both organizations.
Mary has always been a Community Volunteer and has served on the Chamber of Commerce, Palliative Care Association, Quesnel Rotary, Shiraoi Twinning Society, BC Winter Games, and Relay for Life. Mary is currently serving on the Board of Governors of College of New Caledonia as Vice Chair of Regions and as Passenger Transportation Board Member. Mary served as a Steering Committee Member for the Quesnel Community Foundation and was very excited to join the Foundation Board and serve as Board President. Mary feels that this is a great way to give back to the Community through this wonderful organization.
Graeme Armstrong, a Certified Financial Planner was born and raised in Quesnel. The Armstrong family have lived in the Bouchie Lake area since 1921. He and his wife Trine have 5 children, ranging in age from 9 to 17. They enjoy hockey and skiing in the winter and camping in the summer.
Graeme has worked as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones since 2008. He helps local families plan for retirement and the costs of post secondary education. Prior to this he worked at West Fraser as an accountant.
He has served as director with the Quesnel & District Chamber of Commerce, including two years as President. For the last few years, Graeme has been working with the Quesnel Community Foundation Investment Committee.
Laurie Rice, a Chartered Professional Accountant, has worked in the Agriculture, Oil and Gas, and the Heavy Equipment Sectors in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon before moving to Quesnel in 1990. Laurie and her husband Ed Coleman have 5 adult children that all benefited from growing up in our wonderful community of Quesnel.
She worked for 25 years with School District 28, starting out as an Accounts Payable Clerk and spent the last 10 years as Manager of Finance/Controller, retiring in 2015.
Since retiring from the School District, she has served as Wildfire Business Ambassador and Wildfire Business Transition Program Coordinator with Community Futures North Cariboo.
Her volunteer work includes the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life and Daffodil Campaign Committees, President of the Quesnel Ladies Curling Club, and Emergency Support Services. Laurie is very excited to have the opportunity to be involved with the Foundation and looks forward to working with the Quesnel Community Foundation team.
Doug has been a resident of Quesnel for 50 years along with his wife Sally and their 2 adult children.
Both Doug and Sally keep busy with volunteering, traveling, and enjoying their involvement with 2 very active and busy grandchildren.
Doug is a retired teacher and administrator and is volunteering for his second stint as a member of the Quesnel Community Foundation. Doug is the secretary of the Quesnel Community Foundation and Chair of the Scholarship and Bursaries Committee.
Doug is also currently the President of Quesnel and District Seniors Society.
As a business owner, Candice’s passion for Quesnel has encouraged her to expand her business and community knowledge as well as create healthy relationships within the business community.
Sandra moved to Quesnel from the coast in 2007, she has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.
Currently she is the manager of AC&D Insurance since moving here she has been an active member of Rotary and the Quesnel Downtown Association. Sandra also sits on the Board of Directors for the 2024 Winter Games.
Sandra sees the Quesnel Community Foundation as an organization that all community members benefit from.
“no matter what the obstacles we face here, Quesnel always pulls together to continue to make this a vibrant community.” Sandra Lewis
Kathy has strong family roots to Quesnel with her Grandpa and Granny Marsh and the Marsh House. Kathy is married to Jim and has two amazing children.
Kathy has been a part of the business community for over 35 years and is invested in this community with a passion for business and the future of our beautiful city. Her career has brought her to managing the Chamber of Commerce and overseeing the Quesnel Visitor Centre
You can find Kathy out camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors throughout the summer and curling or snowshoeing throughout the winter.
Another passion of Kathys is volunteering. Kathy volunteers with Quesnel Rotary because of what they do for the community and continues to volunteer for the Community Foundation because of the organizations it helps and the dedication to our community.
Lisa Battram 2015-2018
Brian Black 2014-2020
Deb Burton 2018-2019
Bruce Broughton 2016 - 2020
Gayle Campbell 2017-2020
Dan Canuel 2010 - 2016
Ed Coleman 2020-2022
Alex Coffey 2008-2014
Sheri Coles 2010 - 2016
Dawn Debuc 2007-2008
Marty Duffy 2004-2007
Mel Dunleavey 2003-2006
Randy Evans 2001
Ellen Facey 2002-2008
Francine Gaetz 2001-2004
Margot Gagne 2014 -2017
Brenda Gardiner 2020-2021
Jim Gorsline 2015-2020
Debbie Grantham 2005-2008
Dalton Hooker 2001-2002
Roy Josephy 2009-2015
Shirley Keen 2009-2013
Tobias Lawrence 2008
Gloria Lazzarin 2001-2003
Bob Lebeck 2011-2017
Ray Levac 2012-2015
Chris McIver 2008-2009
Kevin McKelvie 2008-2014
Peter McLoughlin 2013-2015
Adrian Monych 2017-2021
Elizabeth Neave 2002-2008
Bob Norman 2001-2009
Bob Patrick 2001-2003
Brian Rankin 2001-2004, 2006-2010
Ron Rasmussen 2001-2008
John Rousseu 2004-2005
Doug Service 2009-2012, 2017-Present
Ron Silvey 2001-2006
Lorna Townsend 2006-2012
Simon Turner 2008-2010
Peter Walsh 2002-2008
Tom Weckworth 2015-2019
Neal Wells 2010-2011
Heather Wuensche 2012 -2017
Brian Rankin - Presidient